I did my project on emerging technologies and how it affects the classroom firstly. Based on the results of the research one would say that the addition of HWCs did improve the learning environment, but one problem that I find arises from this is that the class now becomes somewhat dependent on the use of the HWCs which could cause future problems such as how students involvement and enthusiasm would not decrease if the technology were to fail.
The Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies report is the longest-running annual Gartner Hype Cycle , providing a cross-industry perspective on the technologies and trends that business strategists, chief innovation officers, R&D leaders, entrepreneurs, global market developers and emerging-technology teams should consider in developing emerging-technology portfolios.
Participants were able to hear ideas and approaches about emerging technologies coming to market; learn about innovative green plumbing and mechanical concepts; view presentations; and engaged in timely discussions on how the water utility, manufacturing, engineering and trade industries have found solutions through emerging technologies in the water efficiency, plumbing and mechanical industries.
This partnership between ESL and TESOL courses offers a natural synergy for both sides, where both the native English tutors and the English-learning students can benefit from the natural-language interactions enabled by the SL technology to converse in a fully immersive virtual environment” (Knutzen & Kennedy, 2012, p. 91).
A quote in the article that I found to be important to this argument is School improvement plans that focus on use of technology for improvement of student achievement must also focus on good teaching practices as a foundation rather than trying to convince teachers that using technology makes the difference.” Teachers need the full pedagogical and technical support of peers, mentors, and experts, as well as student support to be most successful at achieving technology integration.